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Hello! Sorry to bother you all but I need a bit of help! As most of you know I have made quite a few Fakémon designs.
Yesterday I came a cross a deviant whom had drawn pictures of my Fakémon, at first I was happy to see fan art but then I discovered something was very wrong, he was using them for something he called Cybermons! He was doing so without permission of any sort. I tried to report each and every of the stolen Fakémon but this morning I found that the DA admins didn't want to do any thing about it! I assume that they did not want to touch it since he hadn't stolen my pics directly but drawn them on his own. This hurts a lot, if someone steals a picture its often taken down but why should a stolen design get to stay? Its theft and I don't think it should be tolerated.
By the way here is the full proof that he uses them for "Cybermons" fav.me/d4u3ztv
even the info on this fav.me/d1r8uen is copied there, he just changed a few small details and calls it straight out a cybermon. The journal helps confirming this too.
Please help me take down the stolen Fakémon that are here: cybermoninc.deviantart.com/

Also, that one is not the only one who took my art without permission!
About two days ago I got a new update from one of the Fakémon clubs I am with in, to my surprise I saw three cat Pokemon which looked awfully familiar, the reason why was because the "artist" had traced my fakemon Yttik, Luchat and Chechat! I was not happy at all, and I'm still not happy. The reason is because the DA admins only deleted two of them, on the third they said; "It's only a coincidence!", I say:" How can it be a coincidence when the pictures lines up exactly?! How can it be coincidence when there were two more pictures which are traced?"
You can find the stolen pic here fav.me/d4wcyar and the original is here fav.me/d23cz2q

EDIT: Now I noticed that the other pics which DA had blocked entrance to and the link I provided (which currently dont work) are still up!    fav.me/d4wkqdc fav.me/d4wkqa2 fav.me/d4wkq79 fav.me/d4wcqwp fav.me/d4wcqu3

Here is a picture with all the originals fav.me/d23cz89


EDIT 2:  The pics from the second one is now deleted and gone. Now, only the first one remain.



I am grateful for any help, it really seem like I cant even touch these thieves on my own.

Commission info:
Prices (in dollars):

sketches: 5
lineart: 10
CG [without background]: 20
CG [with background]: 40
Extra characters: 5
Small Sprites: 10
Small Sprite sheets: 15

What I can not draw for you
- Pornography / hentai
- Machines (cars, motorcycles & so on)
- The complex urban environment
- Dragon Ball
- The bloody and disgusting things
- Racist / Nazi stuff
- Hateful things

Thank you in advance!
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:iconmewtora17:
MewTora17 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Its so hard to believe, I wish I could do help a lots but I'm no used, only my uncle bill know how computers working but steal? impostant! Please excuse my english words... Also I do love your drawings; Fakemons as I do wish asked you for lets me care as memories like no one able steal from my deskorp... I think... Sorry about my problem of spelling! Wish able to help you and could care for your skills of artist!

But I also so anger that someone who will stealing any they please, I would use my magicals to find them and put them into my friend's pit of fear. >:(
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:iconmissshadowwings:
missshadowwings Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I reported all that I found that were copied!
Love your art work and sucks someone has to stoop so low...
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:iconleneislhov:
LenEislhov Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
It's kinda sad when people have to rely on another person's designs to create something, it makes it kinda pointless, I hope his pictures get deleted at the least,
I don't really see where he is going with this, he made a comment about "wanting to get it over with" this mystifies me, It's not like he absolutely has to make a fake pokÚdex, so that's a silly excuse for copying a design, unless I'm misunderstanding his comment.
The fun of making your own PokÚdex is designing your own creatures, otherwise... what's the point?

Eh I don't know how this reporting works, but I'll take a look.
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:iconitsjustmeg:
itsjustmeg Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
um....he is also ripping of Pokemon just look at the journal ^^; HUGE copyright issue...
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:iconsakuyamon:
Sakuyamon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes very much so.
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:iconkyde-drakes:
Kyde-Drakes Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aren't these two your designs as well? [link] and [link]
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:iconsakuyamon:
Sakuyamon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes they are. That guy stole a whole bunch of my fakemon.
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:iconkyde-drakes:
Kyde-Drakes Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't believe it. To think that someone would do that and think that they could get away with it! I'll be sure to keep an eye out just in case they post it elsewhere.
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:iconbookofcolor:
BookOfColor Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
i helped and i have reported them no one should steal, it is yours.
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:iconsakuyamon:
Sakuyamon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconbookofcolor:
BookOfColor Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
your welcome
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:iconjane021:
Jane021 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Writer
You have my support too, I reported the first one, hope they decide to take down all his stole art. Damn DA staff they should do something.
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:iconsakuyamon:
Sakuyamon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you
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:icondondeedun:
dondeedun Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
This is the second time ~SoulEevee99 has shown up in an art theft journal. :I She's stolen/traced work from another artist I follow here.

Reported the first one. Good luck about the thefts :(
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:iconkai-dragoness:
Kai-Dragoness Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The staff sucks completely! They don't give a shit about us anymore D: I hope they get taken down though!
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:iconxaniclos:
Xaniclos Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just went through and read everything and saw yours and Soul Eevee's conversation about having taken things down.. [link] is a picture still up thats very obviously the base from your cat fakemon's. I reported, but you know how DA is being.
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:iconsakuyamon:
Sakuyamon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh no she must have put them back up again! >_<
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:iconxaniclos:
Xaniclos Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry, I know how much this can weigh on the mind.
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:iconesmeethecat:
EsmeeTheCat Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have my support and i reported. I'm glad i don't put my designs here because there are plenty of people who would 'steal' your work. I hope the illegal art will be taken down soon!!
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:iconcaity-phantom:
Caity-phantom Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I just reported for ya. May the odds be ever in your favor in this case of theft.
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:iconsakuyamon:
Sakuyamon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you
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:iconcaity-phantom:
Caity-phantom Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure thing. :) this kind of this is just so stupid of people to do. They probably have great ideas floating around in their heads, but they don't let them out because they like someone else's design better. If they would only do some of their own designs for a change...
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:iconthe-deathfox:
The-DeathFox Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How do I report someone? I know I've done it before, but u can't remember. ^^; and I really want to help.
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:iconsakuyamon:
Sakuyamon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you can somehow report a person via helpdesk...I dont quite remember the details. but if you are just gonna report a picture there is a link under all other options at the side of the art you can click on to report them.
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:iconthe-deathfox:
The-DeathFox Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. Thank you. I'll get right to this then. And I do have a few people I know who I know would want to help you with this.
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:iconsouleevee99:
SoulEevee99 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I leave it there until just before I do a redraw. Do not worry I'll delete. I want to agree with you reasonably. And once again I apologize.
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:iconsakuyamon:
Sakuyamon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should take it down immediately, thats the only way Im gonna accept your apology, because right now I am furious with you!
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:iconsouleevee99:
SoulEevee99 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's okay?
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:iconsouleevee99:
SoulEevee99 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm very sorry. Would jsemtohle. I did just redraw assorted sketch on paper. I'm so sorry. I really forgot that I once traced. Once again I apologize. But I prefer to erase it. It's been okay, please?
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:iconsakuyamon:
Sakuyamon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It dont matter how many times you apologize if you do not act to make up for it.
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:iconsouleevee99:
SoulEevee99 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I say I delete it. And I really didn't. I never knew it. :(
gomenasai
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:iconsakuyamon:
Sakuyamon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then delete it now. Otherwise I will never believe you.
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:iconsouleevee99:
SoulEevee99 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
They've been erased long ago.
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:iconsakuyamon:
Sakuyamon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, thank you. I hope you will from now on only publish art which you have made on your own without tracing or stealing, you will feel much more accomplished from that and you wont hurt anybodys feelings.
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:iconrarooa:
RaroOa Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
allright the pics he "stole" are down now
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:iconsakuyamon:
Sakuyamon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nop, it just switched URL >.<
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:icondracomonstar:
Dracomonstar Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
You have my support. I hope that person will stop it now. It's also art theft in my eyes. You should at least have the guts to ask for someone's allowance to use their designs but that person didn't even cared about that. Terrible fault of the DA admins.
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:iconsakuyamon:
Sakuyamon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too true. Its one thing to trace art if you do it just to practice and wont show it off or to draw characters ya like as fanart but this is right out theft.
I hate that I have to be so harsh, Im not that type, but I cant just stand by and watch thieves get away with it.
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:icondracomonstar:
Dracomonstar Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Don't worry. Your actions are simply understandable and nobody who is able to think reasonable would think of you as picky or unfair. You have all reasons to do this since that other guy simply was just rude and not able to do things in a polite way.
So I hope this all won't stress you too much and that that person will go somewhere else now. Let me also tell you tell you personally that I like your arts a lot. You are great in reproducing the art styles from Ken Sugimori's PokÚmon artworks and also you Digimon style is nearly like the originals. People have all reasons to get a bit jealous of such greattalent, hehehe.
Me is Marc by the way. I'm from Europe Germany and I also love monsters a lot, especially the crocodilian ones like Totodile, hehehe. Would be a pleasure to commish you sometime maybe. (~^.=.^~) ♪
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:iconphoenixpyre:
PhoenixPyre Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just FYI, DeviantArt allows tracing in their ToS.
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:iconsakuyamon:
Sakuyamon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pardon me, but where did you find that part?
All I have found are this in ToS "deviantART is, unless otherwise stated, the owner of all copyright and data rights in the Service and its contents. Individuals who have posted works to deviantART are either the copyright owners of the component parts of that work or are posting the work under license from a copyright owner or his or her agent or otherwise as permitted by law. You may not reproduce, distribute, publicly display or perform, or prepare derivative works based on any of the Content including any such works without the express, written consent of deviantART or the appropriate owner of copyright in such works. deviantART does not claim ownership rights in your works or other materials posted by you to deviantART (Your Content). You agree not to distribute any part of the Service other than Your Content in any medium other than as permitted in these Terms of Service or by use of functions on the Service provided by us. You agree not to alter or modify any part of the Service unless expressly permitted to do so by us or by use of functions on the Service provided by us." and this in FAQ [link] "For works which are not valid stock resources you should first obtain proper permission for use, preferably in writing."

And I do believe tracing is reproducing, which definitively is not allowed.
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:iconphoenixpyre:
PhoenixPyre Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
[link]

The only "tracing" they don't allow is if it's an EXACT trace. If there's something changed, they classify it as "original content".

It's not something that I personally agree with, but it's dA's rules. *shrug*
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:iconsakuyamon:
Sakuyamon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are a lot of ways to interpret the rules and what is exact. In this case, the poses and line art were traced exactly to a T and only had a minor bit of edit.So I still believe it's against the rules. But then again I dont really trust DA admins judgement anymore, I dont see how they can say that a tracing is a coincidence, sounds like someone just wanted to get off work early.
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:iconphoenixpyre:
PhoenixPyre Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In exact would mean line for line, to a T, it would have to be a trace. If there's ANY modifications, dA will allow it. That is THEIR interpretation of their own rules. I'm sorry to say.

dA is very ... Well, they really don't care anymore. This place has turned in to a porn site with very little "real" art.

I would honestly suggest moving over to FurAffinity if you really want to fight art-theft and the like. THEY care about their users and would shut-down and BAN that person. And they're SUPER quick about it. And it doesn't take a land-slide of people to get the admins' attention.
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:iconrarooa:
RaroOa Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
reported
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:iconbleumune:
BleuMune Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... He's not even trying to be subtle about it either... I wonder what makes people trace over other artists' work. Just doesn't fit in my brain.
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:iconsakuyamon:
Sakuyamon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, even weirder is that she submitted it to a club Im a member off so it was obvious I would see it.
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:iconbleumune:
BleuMune Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
o.0 Wooooooow... Maybe it was a cry for your attention.
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:iconsakuyamon:
Sakuyamon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If someone wants my attention, its easier to send me a note.
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:iconbleumune:
BleuMune Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There is that.
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